Now, we love doing shows, but because we keep busy, often times the only part of the convention or festival we get to see is the vendor area. This being the case at OHFF, and because we were new to the area, I took the opportunity to get to know some of our fellow vendors and see what's up in OK.
Jonathon and James Fowler are a illustration and design team and also put on an anime convention called Tokyo in Tulsa.
Lotus Cafe and Comics is a group of guys trying to start up a cosplay coffee house and comic book store. Go to their website to see how you can help them out.
Craig Mullins runs the site unfilmable.com where you can find news and reviews exclusively of films based on H.P. Lovecraft stories. This may seem like a pretty specific focus, but Craig knows his stuff and where to find it. There are a lot more Lovecraft films out there than you thought.
Joe runs Fast Custom Shirts.com. Check out his site for his awesome selection. For OHFF he had on display shirts featuring horror classics as well as really obscure cult favorites. I loved this table, and we ended up bringing a handful of shirts home for ourselves.
Felix Matos does really great paintings of all your favorite films, actors, writers, and other pop culture icons. Some of his stuff can also be seen at the Juju gallery in Oklahoma City. They also show the dia de los muertos inspired work of Crypt-o-licious.
The Tulsa Ghost Investigators were also on site to offer their insights on the hereafter and psychic phenomenon. If you've got a paranormal situation on your hands, hit them up for advice and answers to your questions.
Once Upon A Silver Moon had all manner of great little witchy things on display. Hit up their Etsy shop and get some of your own.
Custom Cranium features what creator Darien refers to as "osteo-oddities" and "snuff stuffies." These beautifully macabre critters combine cuddly stuffed animals and real animals bones. A special thanks to Darien for putting one of these up as a prize for horror movie trivia, because I promptly won it with my superior knowledge of Peter Jackson's career prior to Lord of the Rings.
Thanks again to everyone at OHFF. Congratulations and good luck with next year!